Updated thread. Please see my entry on 12/5 posted at end of thread.
Can anyone suggest some decent rain gear? I'm not looking to spend a fortune but $150-$200 for a good jacket would not be too far out of my budget, if I could get something for around $100 all the better.
Should I go with Gortex? Or are there better fabrics on the market now?
What features should I look for? The zippered arm pits look useful. What about a hood? Will it only get in the way with a helmet?